Sixth Form News

UVI Meeting with the Headmaster

17 January, 2019

Sixth Form

Over the course of his first term in post, the Headmaster took on the rather daunting challenge of meeting every boy in the School. For UVI and LVI Form pupils, [...]


9 January, 2019

Chalmers EastHouseMiddle yearsRogersonSixth Form

Much is made by boarding schools in their promotional material and press releases about the many advantages of a boarding education: close friendships, excellent recreational facilities, opportunities to build life-long [...]

Place2be Christmas Party

12 December, 2018

Sixth Form

Last Wednesday, both primary school groups involved in the Place2be Mentoring Scheme came to Merchiston to enjoy the annual Christmas Party. Aside from party games in Memorial Hall, the children enjoyed [...]

Housemother Blog: Laidlaw South

8 December, 2018

Sixth Form

As we near the Christmas holidays, looking out to a dark and misty winter’s afternoon, I reflect back on those balmy late summer days and all that’s happened in between. [...]

Top of the Tables for A Levels in Scotland

7 December, 2018

AcademicSixth Form

Our latest academic results ensure that we are once again outstanding off the field as we retain our spot at the top of the tables when it comes to A [...]

Laidlaw North Christmas Meal

5 December, 2018

School TripSixth Form

Disappointed to discover that our regular haunt of Little Italy in Penicuik, which had served us so well for the last couple of years, had closed down, it was with [...]

Business Breakfast

28 November, 2018

MerchistonianSixth Form

On Friday 30 November, Matthew Gray (79-85) and Daryll Morrow (08-10) will be presenting updates on the Merchistonian Business Network and providing a short-term and long-term vision for the Network. [...]

Electron Microscope Research Trip

23 November, 2018

AcademicSixth Form

On Thursday morning, we ran a LVI Form Biology excursion to Heriot Watt University to look at the Department of Geosciences Electron Microscope. Some 23 students had the opportunity to [...]

French Immersion Day

16 November, 2018

AcademicSixth Form

On Friday 2 November, we went to Strathallan to attend the LVI Form French Immersion Day, alongside pupils from Fettes, Glenalmond, Loretto and Stewart’s Melville. There were about 50 of us [...]

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